Nursing - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Four-Year Curriculum Plan Courses

A grade of C- or better is required for all courses in the curriculum. Students must also complete six elective credits from the Part III Viewing a Wider World general education category.

Math basic academic skills requirement must be satisfied.

Departmental Requirements
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
or STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology3
or BIOL 377 Cell Biology
BIOL 211GLCellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 219Public Health Microbiology3
or BIOL 311 General Microbiology
or BIOL 221 Introductory Microbiology
BIOL 311 LGeneral Microbiology Laboratory2
or BIOL 221 L Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
BIOL 253Human Anatomy4
or BIOL 225 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
or BIOL 353 Pre-Professional Human Anatomy
or SP M 271 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 254Human Physiology3
or BIOL 226 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
or BIOL 354 Physiology of Humans
or SP M 371 Anatomy and Physiology II
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
or PSY 350 Developmental Psychology: Conception through Childhood
or PSY 351 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence through Old Age
HNDS 251Human Nutrition3
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
or MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
or MATH 190G Trigonometry and Precalculus
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
or MATH 192G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology3
Select one from the following:4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
Principles of Chemistry I
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Common Core
Communications Area I
Math Area II (counted in department)
Science Area III (counted in department)
Social/Behavior Science Area IV (3 credits counted in department)
Humanities Area V
University Requirements
Select 6 credits from VWW (from specified list)6
Nursing Courses 1
Level 1
Introduction to Nursing Concepts3
Principals of Nursing Practice4
Human Pathophysiology Foundation for Nursing4
Human Pathophysiology I
and Pathophysiology II
Evidence Based Practice3
Level 2
Health and Illness Concepts I3
Health Care Participant3
Nursing Pharmacology3
Assessment and Health Promotion4
Level 3
Health and Illness Concepts II3
Professional Nursing Concepts I3
Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions4
Level 4
Health and Illness Concepts III4
Clinical Intensive I4
Clinical Intensive II4
Level 5
Concept Synthesis3
Professional Nursing Concepts II3
Clinical Intensive III4
Total Credits41

Formal Acceptance required before taking NURSING courses. The NMSU School of Nursing participates in the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium. The nursing curriculum offered is the NMNEC Statewide Curriculum Plan.

Note: A grade of C- or better is required for all courses in the curriculum. You must also complete 6 elective credits from the Part III Viewing a Wider World general education category.

  1. An applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or who has been convicted of a felony is advised to contact the appropriate State Board of Nursing regarding eligibility for licensure.
  2. Clinical clearances are required for all students prior to admission and concurrent with each semester of studies. These include: current immunizations; background screening; drug testing; individual health insurance coverage; current CPR status; various health agency orientations, as well as other requirements mandated by clinical affiliation agreements. Failure to complete and provide documentation within timelines established by the School of Nursing may prevent admission to/or continuation within the nursing program.
  3. Students are required to make a satisfactory score on nationally-normed, standardized tests before application. In the last semester of the curriculum, students are required to take a comprehensive/ standardized exam and to make a satisfactory score on this exam prior to their final clinical experience.
  4. Newly admitted students are required to attend an orientation session which occurs prior to the start of classes for their first nursing semester.
  5. School-wide activities begin 1-3 days prior to the start of classes. Attendance is require.